HAPPY MONDAY!! Hope that each of you had a wonderful Mother’s Day like I did, hanging out with my little nephew!! LOVE BEING AN AUNT!!
Today I have two stops on my book tour, Be sure to check it out and remember I will be awarding a $15 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Follow the tour for more chances to win!
Q&A with Alexandra Forry author of TIMELESS ENDINGS. Enter to win a $15 Amazon GC. http://reviewsbycacb.blogspot.com/2014/05/timeless-endings-by-alexandra-forry.html Reviews By Crystal
Author of TIMELESS ENDINGS, Alexandra Forry talks about her favorite gangster. Enter to win a $15 Amazon GC. http://andisbookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/05/alexandra-forry-author-of-timeless.html Andi Reviews With a Girl and Her Kindle
Day one of my virtual book tour!!
HAPPY DANCE – Author of TIMELESS ENDINGS @forryalexandra on how she did her research for the book. Win a $15 Amazon GC
Monday Morning pop quiz….. From Mob Attraction photo archives. Anyone know who this is with the Tony Spilotro?
Timeless Endings is a fresh twist on the cotemporary romance genre. I always wanted to write a story about a mafia boss and a showgirl, Tony Torino and Evelyn Rosenberg. When Evelyn’s ex-husband, Gus, dies, their daughter Adriane is left to clean out the house with the help of Tony’s son Victor. They discover that the rumored love affair between their parents was true.
Living in Las Vegas, Nevada, I had grown up with all of the stories from family and friends about how the mafia kings and queens were living the high life before greed and envy destroyed them. As I started to dig into my city’s past, I was very intrigued by Tony Spilotro’s reign as the Las Vegas Mafia boss, in the 1970s. He had it all, running the Crime underworld, corrupt cops, hit contracts and such, Money, and Sex. Then when he could had any woman he wanted in Las Vegas, instead he became romantically involved with a mob associate and a childhood friend Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal’s wife Geri Rosenthal. That was a big no-no to sleep with another man’s wife in the mafia.
This was all at the back of my mind since I was working on another project at the time. One night I was very bored, so I decided to try my hand at writing a Fanfiction to the 1995 movie Casino, a short story on my interpretation of the Nicky and Ginger’s affair. Then I thought to take it forward a generation and let their children (Ginger’s daughter and Nicky’s son) sift through the intrigue that colored their parents’ lives. I called it, Journey to the Past: A Casino Fanfiction.
I was spending all of my time researching and writing this Fanfiction. All of my family and friends just loved the story. By then I had three chapters on Fanfiction and a fourth chapter ready to go. My family felt it should continue in book form. Journey to the past, no longer described the content of the manuscript, and then I found it! Omerta affair! It was the perfect fit for the storyline. Omerta which is the mafia code of silence.
A few months went by, I began to wonder what if I took out the color language and made the story’s main love scene more romancer. With that idea, why not re-name it something that makes woman really want to pick up when they saw it. I re-title it TIMESLESS ENDINGS. What a fabulous experience this has been! It is a marvelous journey that continues!